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Pasta with Zucchini and Roasted Garlic

Pasta with Zucchini and Roasted Garlic
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  • 4 ServingsServings


  • 1 pound Rotini, Twists or Spirals, uncooked
  • 8 medium cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. dried rosemary, crushed
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 3 medium zucchini, coarsely grated (about 5-6 cups)



1 Preheat oven or toaster oven to 450 F.

2 Lay a 12-inch square piece of foil on the counter and put the garlic on it.

3 Sprinkle the thyme and rosemary over the garlic.

4 Pour the oil over the garlic and herbs. Draw up the edges of the foil and make a sealed packet. Bake 20 minutes.

5 While the garlic is baking, cook pasta according to package directions.

6 Two minutes before pasta is done, add the zucchini to the pasta cooking water.

7 Cook two minutes. Drain zucchini and pasta.

8 Open the foil and mash the garlic lightly with a spoon.

9 Toss with the pasta and zucchini, season with salt and pepper and serve.

Source: National Pasta Association